#EarthDay explained

George Carlin on ‘saving the planet’ #earthday

Why environmentalists are adverse to real solutions #earthday

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Source: Quotation of the day for Earth Day on the ‘science of economics versus the religion of environmentalism’ … – AEI | Carpe Diem Blog » AEIdeas from Steven E. Landsburg’s book “The Armchair Economist: Economics and Everyday Life,” in his chapter titled “Why I Am Not an Environmentalist: The Science of Economics versus the Religion of Ecology“.

Earth Day flashback

As Earth Day closes, let’s appreciate the fossil fuel treasures from Mother Nature | Carpe Diem Blog

via On Earth Day, let’s appreciate our fossil fuel energy treasures that come from the Earth’s natural environment – AEI | Carpe Diem Blog » AEIdeas.

George Carlin on ‘saving the planet’ – Carpe Diem Blog

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Earth Day activists are now victims of the mass kidnappings

Mass kidnappings is the only charitable explanation for their failure to be dancing in the streets by Eart Day activists over the greening of the planet courtesy of capitalism since Earth Day 1970?

via Chart of the day: In 2014, the US economy was more than twice as energy efficient (‘green’) as in 1970 when Earth Day started – AEI | Carpe Diem Blog » AEIdeas.

It’s Earth Day, if you noticed – the 45th Earth Day

HT: Public opinion on the environment – AEI.

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No One Cares How Many Predictions Earth Day Founders Got Wrong

 “Air pollution… is certainly going to take hundreds of thousands of lives in the next few years alone.”

Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist

“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”

Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

“Population will inevitably and completely outstrip whatever small increases in food supplies we make. The death rate will increase until at least 100-200 million people per year will be starving to death during the next ten years.”

Paul Ehrlich

“By… [1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.”

Paul Ehrlich

“It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.”

Denis Hayes, chief organizer for Earth Day

“Demographers agree almost unanimously on the following grim timetable: by 1975 widespread famines will begin in India; these will spread by 1990 to include all of India, Pakistan, China and the Near East, Africa.

By the year 2000, or conceivably sooner, South and Central America will exist under famine conditions…

By the year 2000, thirty years from now, the entire world, with the exception of Western Europe, North America, and Australia, will be in famine.”

Peter Gunter, professor, North Texas State University

“Scientists have solid experimental and theoretical evidence to support… the following predictions: In a decade, urban dwellers will have to wear gas masks to survive air pollution…by 1985 air pollution will have reduced the amount of sunlight reaching earth by one half.”

Life magazine, January 1970

via No One Cares How Many Predictions Earth Day Founders Got Wrong.

Chart of the day: In 2013, America was more than twice as energy efficient compared to 1970 when Earth Day started | AEIdeas

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Chart of the day: In 2013, America was more than twice as energy efficient compared to 1970 when Earth Day started | AEIdeas.

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